Jeffrey S. Beenstock is Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr's New Jersey office and a member of the firm's Expanded Board. He is a transactional real estate attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing businesses, real estate investors, developers, and lenders, as well as public sector agencies, in a range of transactions and projects. He has guided and closed a wide variety of real estate and finance transactions as well as the real estate aspects of corporate transactions, including large, high-profile mergers and acquisitions and divestitures. Although Jeff works on all types of real estate transactions, he has significant experience in affordable housing, redevelopment, leasing, and eminent domain law.
Jeff's experience includes representing developers and public housing authorities in affordable family and senior housing matters involving federal and state programs financed in part with low-income housing tax credits and other state and federal programs geared toward affordable housing. He has gained project approvals and financing for clients from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and state agencies including the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA), the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). He has experience with a variety of deal structures and mixed financing that combines private investment with government subsidies including tax credits, grants, and tax-exempt bonds. Jeff's multidimensional experience enables him to effectively advocate for clients through the entirety of a deal, including leasing, asset refinancing, disposition, investment, and syndication.
- Represented large, global chemical company in real estate component of selling a business unit for more than $500 million, a transaction in which Jeff led a team of real estate attorneys who handled the disposition of various shared business sites.
- Represented a large, international corporation in the $25 million divestiture of defunct plant site in southern New Jersey.
- For more than a decade, has represented the owner of multi-building office park in southern New Jersey for all leasing matters.
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Burlington County Bar Association
Camden County Bar Association
Recognition & Accomplishments
Chambers USA, real estate law (New Jersey), 2016-2020
The Legal 500 US, Real Estate and Construction - Real Estate, 2017
Moderator, "Repositioning & Redeveloping New Jersey Rise of the Metro Burbs!," Biznow, Holmdel, NJ, June 20, 2017
Board Memberships & Community Service
Congregation M'kor Shalom
South Jersey Eye Center
Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1993)
Articles Editor, Syracuse University Law Review
Member, Order of the Coif
University of Michigan (B.A. 1990)